New National Leader for the Manufacturing & Wholesale

14 March 2019

BDO Australia has announced its new National Leader for the Manufacturing & Wholesale sector - Ryan Pollett, an Audit & Assurance Partner in Sydney.

With over 18 years of experience within the profession both in Sydney and London, Ryan sees the key factors impacting stability in the manufacturing & wholesale sector as:

  • Global competition, particularly from BRIC nations
  • Taxation considerations
  • Currency fluctuations
  • Adoption of Industry 4.0
  • Geographical isolation
  • Energy costs.

“Global factors continue to impact efficiency and negatively influence margins. The movement towards more automation, digitisation and new materials (‘Industry 4.0’) will create both opportunities and challenges,” Ryan said.

“Manufacturers know that to remain competitive, they must innovate their product, production line and supply chain solutions. They must continuously challenge and review their operation and strive to deliver cost efficiencies.

“At BDO, our specialists provide guidance on the complexities of doing business in a global economy. Delivering both practical and strategic advice, we help our clients to identify and leverage their key competencies. By blending sector experience and specialist knowledge we build long standing relationships with industry stakeholders.”

The BDO team have experience across the following manufacturing hubs:

  • Agriculture
  • Building & construction
  • Food and beverage
  • Metalworking & foundry
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical equipment
  • Refining
  • Technology
  • Textiles.

Grant Saxon, BDO’s Sydney Managing Partner said: “Ryan is an experienced partner having spent his career in both technical and client-facing roles in the UK and Australia. He brings the highest level of passion and knowledge to his new role and will work closely across the National and International BDO network.”